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annemarie facts on a act II more than 2 months in KNP Mar 11

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:44 pm

1 ) Berg-en Dale 9/10.3.2011

The flight went well, despite my wet eyes!

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I will take possession of the vehicle, which goes with me for over 2 months and lucky day :D I get a Tucson instead of a Terios. The renter even say to me : it is a big car for alone person :shock: Is not your problem :rtm: I'm thinking in myself :whistle:

I head immediately to Malelane to buy basic commodities and some reserves for the early days, wood and all that goes with it, and water. The car is full :shock: too large the car :hmz:

and I take possession of Kruger :dance:

The first animal

Image a road block,

two Elephants which are in no hurry at all, which bodes for the rest of my trip.

I arrived around 17h in Berg-en-Dale, place well know by me, to be every time, my destination and my departure. I move into the cottage No. 31, right next to the fence. A beautiful cottage, almost new, with a large kitchen and a large outdoor "braai" terrace well lit at night, which is very important ... I do not like the night, and it is dark much earlier here. There is easily one hour difference between Cape Town and the Kgalagadi.

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Not enough time for a drive, I bring myself to look around me. Monkeys are already lying :lol:


à suivre ...
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Re: few facts on a...... act II ... more than 2 months in Kr

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:06 am

The next day, I "attack" Majulu loop, the big loop :D
I'm going to Gardenia Hide, and return by the Magic Road (S110).
I have the chance to see Giraffes, Elephants, Buffaloes with a young, Kudus, Malachite Kingfisher with a kill... twice, Blue Waxbill, Red-billed Firefinch, a Levaillant's Cuckoo that I did not have time to make a photo, and Starlings, birds that I enjoy for their colors so vivid.

Image Buffalo with baby

Image Dragon-fly

Image Lazy Cisticola... I think ???

Image Go-away Bird... feeding or in love... a little far away :?

Image Malachite King fisher with a kill... a spider :shock:
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Re: few facts on a...... act II ... more than 2 months in Kr

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:11 am

Image blue Waxbill

Image Malachite Kingfisher with a Tadpole

Image ... another angle... it was very cooperative

Image Red-billed Firefinch ? ou Jameson's Firefinch :? this last seems not to be in the South of Kruger

Image Southern Carmine Bee-Eater... hidden behind a branch :lol:
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Re: few facts on a...... act II ... more than 2 months in Kr

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:25 pm

Extract of my live report :
11 mars 2011
till now, no Big Tusker... no Cheetah... but a wonderfull Leopard... on the rock
and the nice braai with a lot of forumites.... and some people I know, like Jannie, EJ, Aboon (who keep me compagnie with SO, thanks
and tommorow a big lesson of cricket
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Re: few facts on a...... act II ... more than 2 months in Kr

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:28 pm

a leopard is lying on the rocks :dance: not for long, since he decided almost immediately to continue its path toward ... Biyamiti.
I think it's the same Leopard as I will find much later during my stay in Biyamiti :whistle:

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And at the wehr there is also a couple of Fish Eagle...one was just calling when I arrived, Ho ! this song :clap:

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Then again normal game, Giraffes, Elephants and Buffaloes, African Grey Hornbill, I like them, I only discovered them, on my last trip.

Image African Grey Hornbil

Image European Roller
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Re: few facts on a...... act II ... more than 2 months in Kr

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:41 pm

Extract of my live report :
12 mars 2011
a little bit more .... children in the jumping castel, cricketman/women running, missing the ball, falling... etc... and some birds not happy at all to use them field
the meal was delicious, the speeches... a little bit long, and not always understanding
a good day... with in de middle a little of the day a jump to Lake Panic (the real.... ) wich was a little bit quiet.
Tomorrow, a later awake
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Re: few facts on a...... act II ... more than 2 months in Kr

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:45 pm

Today is the big day :dance:
Last night I received a pass, the cricket ground is in the middle of the Village Staff. I find it quite easily. I greet those present, it's early, there are not many people and I sat a little bit away to take pictures. I have a whole series, but like I still don't understand the rules, I don't know which are important. I will make a short summary...

Image click on the picture to open :thumbs_up:

And then there's the new little cricketman :D

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à suivre ...
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Re: few facts on a...... act II ... more than 2 months in Kr

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:22 pm

I leave all these people a few hours to go to Lake Panic Hide, which was a little bit quiet, but I still found some killers :lol:

Image quiet Lake Panic

Image Malachite Kingfisher again... with a kill

Image Pied Kingfisher... with a kill

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Re: few facts on a...... act II ... more than 2 months in Kr

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:47 am

And dinner time arrives :)
I get dressed, put my gala's clothes :lol: , and hop, off for the new conference room.
I find Aboon and SO and Jose who invites me to their table, thank you :D and another couple.
A very beautifully decorated table, close to the stage, as I would not waste a crumb of speech ....

Image chaise

Image table

I enjoy, it seems that it was a little too spicy, I liked it very much.

And reached what was to happen a long time, more than a month of frantic races and about 10PM, before dessert, I left the table ... ... exhausted :redface:
I must have slept more than 12 hours in a row ... and the next day I can't find anyone, of course they are all on the roads of the park !!!!
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Re: few facts on a...... act II ... more than 2 months in Kr

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:52 am

Before leaving, these huge critters want to say good bye :shock:

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like these Monkeys… they are still on my side, cute, nice, funny :whistle:

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à suivre...
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Re: few facts on a...... act II ... more than 2 months in Kr

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:05 pm

3) Talamati 15/17.3.2011

Extract of my live report
14 mars 2011
a good day... Leopard, Lions... sleeping, huge snake (maybe Puff Adder, if it could be 2 m long and fast.... no time to have a picture) Ellie "normal tusker", Buffaloes, Rhinos, Baboons (through de window ) and normal game
tomorrow going to Talamati .... without Baboon

during my stay in Skukuza, I visited Transport Dam, The Napi Rocks, hoping to find Klippspringers, Shilthave, Mestel. At Mpondo, I found two guys out of their car and who insult me :
-we have the right to get out of car ... and then if the South Africans can't do it... then stay in your country :shock:

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Image Woodland Kinkfisher

Image Rhino, very big horn

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ImageAfsaal, African Scoop Owl

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Re: few facts on a...... act II ... more than 2 months in Kr

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:36 pm

And then comes the departure to Talamati, the dance of baggage, do and undo and redo ...
I hope not to be in Bungalows 1 or 2, I know from experience that the baboons regularly visit those two. So I asked, on the advice of the forum, the No. 10 ... that in the meantime seems to have burned :? Is attributed to me on No. 7, without any view and could use some work.

Mistake, big mistake, since the early hours I hear the baboons in the big trees nearby and then they come, 2 or 3 directly behind the large sliding glass door to see if there is a possibility to go inside ! But they remain on their guard, they run away very quickly when they see us.

The first bird I saw at the camp was a Bearder Woodpecker (if I'm correct)
*EDIT* female Bennet's Woodpecker, thanks Elsa for the ID

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I'm going to register myself directly for a "Sunset Drive" but nobody the first 2 nights. And Oh! surprise the third evening, a nice lady comes knocking at the door, there is a drive tonight, a "night drive" and I am invited for free, for waiting so long :D that's a nice gesture, thank you TALAMATI :dance:
I will come back in a month, and of course will register again for a drive :thumbs_up:

Superb drive, Serval, Hyena, Rhino, Porcupine, Side Striped Jackal and Scrub Hare are at the rendezvous

Image Serval

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Image Porcupine

Image Side-Striped Jackal :dance:

Image Scrub Hare

à suivre ...
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Re: few facts on a...... act II ... more than 2 months in Kr

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:41 am

I decided to go a little south before I set out for Talamati. We must drive up to 2PM, thanks or because the new schedule of check-in

Along the way, full of Antelopes are waiting for me, and now, I am sure, a huge Puff Adder :dance: no time again for a picture... but next time :hmz: , Banded Mongoose, Wooly-necked Stork, Grey-headed Bush-Shrike, Squirrel, a huge grasshopper on the windshield, LBR with a kill ... again ... and trash collectors on foot, Thank you for your work :clap:

Image Grey-headed Bush-Shrike

Image Micetta :wink:

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Image LBR with a kill

Image trash collectors
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Re: few facts on a...... act II ... more than 2 months in Kr

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:50 am

Going up north, I take Marula loop, up to Jone's Dam, where I find Bufaloes, including a baby in trouble, :lol: , Lugmag is desert and then I advise something in the middle of the road :hmz: A Giant Snail :dance: ... a first for me, really giant ... more than 20 cm long
I mention it to the cars coming the other way and I hope he is still alive ... that he was not crushed :shock:

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Image 2 collared... laughing at me :lol:

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I stop at NHLANGULELI: nobody and just before Talamati a big herd of buffaloes

à suivre ...
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Re: few facts on a...... act II ... more than 2 months in Kr

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:58 am

a bonus :wink:

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